[Coral-List] Coral reefs’ biggest threat is not what you think

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 17:06:29 EDT 2016

I note a statement in the original article that says that "Somewhat
counter-intuitively, fish biomass was higher in places with high local
human population growth rates, probably reflecting human migration to areas
of better environmental quality—a phenomenon that could result in increased
degradation at these sites over time."

I also note that the two locations with the highest fish biomass, Palau and
Chagos, have low population densities.  Of course, high population growth
rates can occur in places with either high or low population densities.
Growth rate and absolute density are two different variables.

Cheers,  Doug

On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 7:00 AM, Sarah Frias-Torres <
sfrias_torres at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for sharing.
> So we go full circle, and the coral reef crisis goes back to human
> overpopulation and overuse of resources.
> Perhaps this ICRS 2016 in Hawaii won't be a repeat of ICRS 2008 in Fort
> Lauderdale and we'll be able to speak openly about overpopulation and
> resource use, and how it kills coral reefs.
> Can't wait for an exciting exchange of ideas.
> Sarah Frias-Torres, Ph.D.
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